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School of Management Faculty in Top 5 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2015

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Professor Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, and Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, have been listed in the top 5 HR most Influential UK Thinkers 2015.

Professor Rob Briner has placed second in the ranking rising from third the previous year. He is particularly interested in the reciprocal relationships between work conditions, psychological wellbeing and behaviours. Professor Briner’s other work-related research areas include ‘the psychological contract’, ethnicity, absence and work-nonwork relationships.

He is also involved in several initiatives around evidence-based management, including the Center for Evidence-Based Management, which seek to identify ways of increasing the use of evidence, including academic research, in management practice.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey has been ranked fifth in the list; her research focuses on the link between business strategy, HR strategy and change management. She is particularly interested in the relationship between organisational change and individual transition.
Professor Hope Hailey teaches and consults on an international basis, specialising in working with large organisations in collaborative research partnerships. She is a member of the UK government’s Task Force on Employee Engagement and has co-authored books including Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality, and Exploring Strategic Change.

Sponsored by HR Magazine, payroll company Ceridian and Open University Business School the annual award recognises UK academics who have made significant contributions to thought leadership in human resources. Nominees were shortlisted in this category because they have spurred new thinking, been influential within and beyond their organisations, contributed to the effectiveness and relevance of ideas and practice and demonstrated commercial impact.

Professor Rob Briner and Professor Veronica Hope Hailey will both be running Executive Development Open Programmes in 2015/16.

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.